Rosalind Franklin (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Naomi Wilkinson
AUD $19.99
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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Rosalind Franklin, the scientist who was crucial to the discovery of the double helix in DNA.

Little Rosalind was born in London to a Jewish family who valued education and public service. Having studied physics and chemistry at Cambridge University, Rosalind moved to Paris to perfect her life's work in X-ray crystallography. She then moved back to Kings College London, where she would work on finding the structure of DNA with Maurice Wilkins. After a fallout, Maurice used Rosalind's "photo 51" to create a DNA model with Francis Crick. Rosalind's contribution was not acknowledged until after her death. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant scientists life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Author bio:

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. Naomi Wilkinson grew up in a small victorian seaside town and now lives in Bristol with her partner, daughter and dog. She spends hours obsessing over colour combinations and creating her illustrations, which are inspired by vintage childrens books, lovely packaging and folk art.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711259560
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's
Pub Date: August 2021
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)